provides input each semester of the project year through face-to- face meetings, electronic communications, and teleconferences. Project progress information and evaluation data is shared with members to assist them in developing recommendations and suggestions for project improvement. Persons agreeing to serve are Dr. Teresa Daly, Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, Mary Senne, parent of a child with ASD and Doctoral Candidate in Exceptional Education; Gaylee Lateria, parent of a child with ASD; Dr. Kim Spence Cochran; Center For Autism and Related Disabilities; Fritzlaine Powell, Director of Minority Programs in Education at UCF; Jonathan McIntire, Orange County Public Schools; Jayne Ness-Lee, Orange County Public Schools, Barbara McFadden, Brevard County Public Schools; Regina DeCatrel, Seminole County Public Schools.
: CARD operates out of six principal sites in partnership with universities throughout the state of Florida. It provides assistance with the goal of optimizing the potential of people with autism, dual sensory impairment, and related disabilities. CARD develops programs offering support and training for individuals, families, professionals, and peers throughout Florida via child and family assistance, professional training, technical assistance, and public awareness. UCF-CARD staff has offered initial guidance and support for the project. It is also intended that partnership activities with UCF-CARD will provide opportunities for field-based experiences and training and practice with highly qualified personnel. UCF-CARD will assist in the evaluation of course delivery and participant competencies.
: ATEN provides services to students, family members, teachers, and other professionals within the state of Florida. The mission of the ATEN is to assist in the enhancement of student outcomes through provision of information, training, and technical support in the area of assistive technology. Additionally, ATEN offers a variety of workshops at its Sanford center and throughout the state featuring practical hands-on exploration of assistive devices and software. ATEN is a part of the Florida Diagnostic Learning and Resource System (FDLRS), an agency that is currently a partner in a number of UCF projects. Project ASD will expand UCF’s partnership with ATEN to include collaboration in the delivery of a field-experience for the course, Assistive and Instructional Technology for Communication.
The Mission of TJEEI is to facilitate the development of knowledge and skills necessary to provide educational and clinical services for children and adults with exceptional needs and their families through interdisciplinary research, practice, and partnerships. TJEEI facilities include an Assistive Technology Lab, a Family Community Room, Diagnostic Assessment Rooms, and an Observation Lab. These facilities are ideally suited for direct observation of best practice and applied assignments working with professionals, families, and children with ASD. UCF’s Exceptional Education Program will partner with TJEEI in the design and delivery of field-based experiences associated with endorsement courses. In addition, TJEEI sponsors the Annual ABC Mini-Conference. This one-day conference features student project presentations and research and is designed as a culminating activity for EEX 6612, Methods of Behavior Management, one of the four endorsement courses.